LipscombSports.com
Kiihnl, Mason win A-Sun weekly awards

Monday, March 28, 2011

MACON, Ga. – The Lady Bisons opened up their Atlantic Sun softball title defense with two road sweeps starting with ETSU and finishing with USC Upstate on Sunday. Caroline Mason earned Player of the Week honors by batting .500 with three home runs and seven RBI, while Whitney Kiihnl picked up her eighth career A-Sun Pitcher of the Week honor by tallying three wins on the week which included a one-hit shutout against ETSU.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Caroline Mason, Lipscomb (RF – Jr. – Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Health and Physical Education)

• First A-Sun Player of the Week award

• Batted .500 on the week with three home runs, three doubles and seven RBI

• Led Lady Bisons to 4-0 week with doubleheader sweeps at No. 25 USC Upstate and ETSU

• Secured hits in all four wins and three multi-RBI games including both against USC Upstate

• Five of her seven RBI came against the Spartans

PITCHER OF THE WEEK:

Whitney Kiihnl, Lipscomb (Jr. – Batesville, Miss. – Biology)

• Eighth Career A-Sun Pitcher of the Week

• Picked up three wins on the week; two of which came against No. 25 USC Upstate

• Tossed one-hit shutout at ETSU by striking out 11 Lady Bucs in five innings

• Allowed only three earned runs in 16 innings for a 1.31 ERA

• Fanned 21 batters in total, while walking only two

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts five of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.